Oppo has announced that it is launching a 5G smartphone adopting the new Qualcomm 5G chip, bringing an upgraded 5G experience to the users. The smartphone is set for a commercial release in Q4 2019.
Launched at the IFA Berlin 2019, the new Qualcomm 5G chip is the first that integrates 5G baseband and the 5G modem into the processors. The chip has strong AI capability and enables an optimized gaming experience.
Ethan Xue, President of Oppo MEA, said: “Oppo has always strived to provide its customers across the globe with the latest and most advanced technology. Launching the world’s first smartphone supporting the new Qualcomm 5G chip reinforces Oppo’s commitment to delivering a seamless and exceptional user experience through its unique and premium products.”
The Qualcomm 5G chip will have 5G integrated into an SoC (System-on-Chip) and supports all key regions and frequency bands. This highly efficient mobile platform built on 7nm process technology is designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences by bringing select premium-tier features to a broader audience.
Oppo has also launched its first commercially-ready 5G smartphone in the GCC earlier this month. The smartphone combines the next-generation connectivity of 5G with the power of Oppo’s premium Reno series for superior user experience.
Motorola Launches the Slimmest 5G Smartphone in the UAE
Motorola launched the newest addition to its edge family: the Motorola Edge 30. Coming in at 6.79mm, the edge 30 is the thinnest 5G smartphone in its class so it takes up less room in your pocket, fits comfortably in your hand, and is still packed with amazing technology inside. Motorola has also given it an eye-catching look, with subtle, jewel-like patterns that shift and change as you tilt the phone from side to side for complexity and depth.
The Motorola edge 30 features a powerful 50MP camera system, an ultra-smooth 144Hz 6.5″ FHD+ OLED display, multidimensional Dolby Atmos sound, and the power-efficient Snapdragon 778G+ 5G Mobile Platform, the new edge device has everything you could want to be packed into a sleek, modern design.
The edge 30 boasts a 50 MP Ultra-wide camera sensor, 32 MP dedicated front-facing camera, and Motorola’s most advanced 50 MP high-res camera that uses the new flagship standard for autofocus and Instant All-Pixel Focus. Whereas traditional focus technologies use around 3% of pixels, Instant All Pixel Focus uses 100% of pixels in both vertical and horizontal patterns to get faster, more accurate performance in any light and enables you to shoot with 32x more focusing pixels.
Other camera benefits include being able to capture sharp details in the daytime, and then as night falls, the camera lets in more light by combining every four pixels into one massive ultra pixel. Plus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), eliminates unwanted shakes, so you’re set to shoot the best photos in a whole new way. And the brilliance goes beyond photos – you can record HDR10 videos with over a billion shades of colour for more lifelike storytelling than ever before.
Often, camera quality suffers in 3rd party apps like TikTok, WhatsApp, and Instagram, but with the edge 30, Motorola paid special attention to performance in areas like facial rendering, front camera video recording or video chats, and significant noise reduction when capturing still images – making it a content creator’s dream device.
Your favourite shows and games can also come to life thanks to the 6.5″ OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ that meets DCI-P3 cinematic standards for colour range, brightness, colour accuracy, and contrast level, so you can view everything in over a billion shades of colour. The two large stereo speakers, packed with the multidimensional sound of Dolby Atmos, accompany the screen and will help deliver a more immersive viewing experience.
You will experience a huge performance boost in everything from the games you play to the videos you record thanks to the power of the Snapdragon 778G+. Download, stream, and video chat without lag and connect to the fastest Wi-Fi 6E1 networks with an advanced modem. The newest edge has up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage2, ensuring you never slow down on the go.
With Motorola edge 30 you can also unleash your device with Ready For3, which amplifies everything your phone is capable of. Simply connect wirelessly to a monitor or your TV and you’re ready to go. The Motorola edge 30 also features a lasting 4020 mAh battery that supports the impressive 5G experience and app usage. The powerful 4020 mAh battery is built to last and support the impressive features of the Motorola edge 30. If you need power fast, TurboPower™ 30 gives you hours of power in just minutes of charging.5
The Motorola edge 30 is available from today in Meteor Grey and Aurora Green colourways priced at AED 1,599 at Etisalat, Motorola.ae, and all relevant retailers.
du Launches 5G Home Wireless Service for UAE Customers
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that the popular Home Wireless mobility service now provides new unlimited 5G-powered capabilities for homeowners across the UAE. In line with the leading UAE telco provider’s commitment to delight customers through world-class connectivity experiences, the upgrade means Home Wireless subscribers will be the first to enjoy unlimited, instant 5G access at home, ensuring customers avail of an enhanced service option that delivers even greater value.
With demands for next-generation connectivity solutions reaching record levels in recent times, 5G Home Wireless caters to every need and expectation, serving as a unique gateway to the world of 5G with newfound simplicity, greater reliability, and lower response times, higher capacity, and industry-leading speeds. 5G Home Wireless is a plug and play service that also comes with unlimited data and OTT streaming capabilities, delivering empowerment and enablement to customers through du’s 5G network.
This latest news emphasizes the sustained contributions of du towards the national 5G and digital transformation agendas, as well as the brand’s proactive efforts to ensure the population can seamlessly access and enjoy the technology’s vast benefits from the comfort of home.
Realme 8 5G Launches in the UAE
Realme has today launches the Realme 8 5G in the UAE. It comes packed with the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G Processor and boasts an 8.5mm super slim design and weighs around 185gms. It also offers a 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display and a 5000mAh battery.
Realme claims that it has used a high-gloss indium plating process on Supersonic Blue to restore a glossy sense of light. And on the Supersonic Black, the company has used a lenticular pattern process to present a premium mirror effect to bring out the sense of light better.
The Dimensity 700 5G processor mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 ‘Big’ cores in its octa-core CPU, operating up to a speedy 2.2GHz, as it benefits from a leading 7nm production process. The Dimensity 700 brings a powerful GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC2 with 950MHz clock speed, while also supporting 90Hz high refresh rate screen technology.
The classic triple card slot feature has returned. The phone also offers internal storage expansion capabilities of up to 1TB. Realme 8 5G supports the latest 5G Dual-SIM Dual-Standby technology and is compatible with SA/NSA standards and mainstream bands worldwide. The Realme 8 5G also features the 48MP triple camera – the 48MP high-definition primary camera, the B&W portrait lens, and the 4cm macro lens.
The phone also offers a nightscape mode – for this, the phone uses a large F1.8 aperture and a multi-frame synthesis algorithm, thus offering five nightscape filters. The front 16MP camera is equipped with a large f/2.1 aperture and it supports AI beauty and portrait mode. The Realme 8 5G Smartphone is officially available in UAE for a price of AED 899.
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